A new professional learning experience

Cognia adds a new 24/7 resource for educators: the Cognia Learning Community, a professional learning platform and educator community that strengthens teacher/leader practice and gives educators ownership of their own learning. In a new approach to professional learning, the platform hosts a network of educators from across the globe, offering..Read More

Forging new paths

In the age of COVID-19, Cognia boosts its service to learners and educators with new resources and timely content: a Teacher Observation Tool for formative feedback, Performance Standards effective in 2022 that emphasize culture and equity, Leadership Circle for system leaders and their teams, a Leader Chat podcast series, and..Read More

Legacy and change

Cognia marks 125 years recognizing excellence through accreditation. We respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with free resources, and share members’ stories in our new network newsletter, the Insider. New solutions LINCspring® and MyVoice™ expand our offerings to members. We launch Cognia Assessments and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force….

Early adopters

Measured Progress develops early online tests delivered in Georgia….

Research at the core

National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE, then called Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards) founded….

An enduring foundation

Two accrediting organizations are founded: North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)…

A new beginning

From the 2018 merger of AdvancED, the leader in continuous improvement and the world’s largest accrediting body, and Measured Progress, an innovator in standards-based assessment, the new organization Cognia is born. It offers unique and far-reaching services to educators and institutions, focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. Dr. Mark..Read More

Strengthening our hallmark

AdvancED launches new Accreditation Performance Standards and the Continuous Improvement System (CIS), a data-informed school improvement and effectiveness framework, building on accreditation services to support education institutions’ efforts to create a culture of continuous improvement….

Momentum and growth

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awards its highly anticipated new program, “Next Generation MCAS,” to Measured Progress, continuing a partnership of more than 30 years….

Focus on improvement

AdvancED launches the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool® (eleot®), a student-focused framework to gather objective information about what happens in classrooms. Our next-generation school improvement platform, eProve™ becomes available to members to centralize and align their improvement efforts….